In case you didn’t know, it is National Window Cleaning Week in Poland. I’m just kidding it is the week before Easter, but take a look around and you’ll see what I mean.
I remember my first Easter in Poland after starting to teach English in the City. Occasionally, I had cancellations and clusters of cancellations especially around holidays. But the explanations went something like this, “Chris, we have to cancel the lesson October 31st because nobody from our group will be at work. We have to travel to our family for November 1st (All Saint’s Day).” Ok, that’s reasonable.
Or something like this, “Chris, we’re cancelling our lessons on Christmas Eve and the days between Christmas and New Year’s. Nobody will be at work those 2 weeks. We’ll meet again the first week of January.” That sounds reasonable, too.
But my first Easter in Poland went something like this, “Chris, we have to cancel our lessons next week before Easter….”
Now I am expecting reasons such as shopping, cooking, traveling but not this,
“…because we have to clean our windows.”
Clean your windows? They are cancelling because they have to clean their windows. You’ve got to be pulling my leg, but then the next group canceled with the same excuse and another and another.
Wishing you sunny skies and time to clean your windows!
My windows will not be cleaned. I do not bow to the pressure of Polish society 😉
Is it wrong to simultaneously have Christmas decorations, Valentine’s Day decorations and Easter decorations hanging in your house at the same time?